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Rob Portman

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  • Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?

    Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?
    Six months after Maryland, Maine and Washington voters endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box, two more states have adopted laws allowing gay couples to marry, and a third is poised to join them. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Delaware adopted a same-...
  • Campaigns dig in ahead of first presidential debate

    Campaigns dig in ahead of first presidential debate
    While both campaigns have been lowering expectations ahead of Wednesday's first presidential debate, two of Mitt Romney's more notable surrogates raised the bar on Sunday, with one predicting Romney will turn the race "upside down." Both New Jersey Gov....
  • Unsung hero of debate prep: The stand-in

    Unsung hero of debate prep: The stand-in
    When President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate one another for the first time Wednesday night, they may feel as though they've already done so. As with stage lighting and cameras, stand-ins are also commonly used in debate preparations, and the...
  • Obama and Romney Come Out Swinging in Town Hall Debate

    Obama and Romney Come Out Swinging in Town Hall Debate
    HEMPSTEAD, New York -- While President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were ostensibly responding to questions from uncommitted voters at a town hall-style debate on Tuesday, they found plenty of opportunities to attack each other...
  • How to get presidential debates without the egos

    After watching the first two presidential debates, I can't help but wonder if we might not be better served by having a debate between Sen. Rob Portman, who stood in for President Obama in mock debates with Mitt Romney, and Sen. John Kerry, who stood in...
  • Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull

    Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull
    During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes. First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...
  • Rex Huppke: Rob Portman's changing stance on gay marriage shows danger of knowledge

    Rex Huppke: Rob Portman's changing stance on gay marriage shows danger of knowledge
    Knowledge is just a slippery slope toward finding out I'm wrong about something. So I try to avoid it, usually by watching television or dodging experiences that might broaden my comfortably narrow horizons. But not everyone is as skilled as I am at...
  • Cure for homophobia? It's personal

    The other day, I stumbled across a conversation about homosexuality on a local Christian radio station. There were three people talking, and after the predictable hemming and hawing about loving the sinner and hating the sin (though in this case, the...
  • F&M: Obama up 4 in Pennsylvania, more TV ads coming

    F&M: Obama up 4 in Pennsylvania, more TV ads coming
    As the race in Pennsylvania heats up in the final stretch, Barack Obama maintains a narrow advantage over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, leading 49 percent to 45 percent among the state's likely voters. The results of a new Franklin & Marshall College poll...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • The 50 richest members of Congress

    The 50 richest members of Congress
    The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million. "McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...